is the ability of a family to move from one Housing Authority’s jurisdiction to another location.
you want to consider using the portability option, you must inform your current Housing Authority of your intent, and
complete the “portability request form”. The receiving Housing Authority will decide if they
will administer your assistance either by absorbing you into their program, or by billing your
current Housing Authority for your assistance. (We are currently billing for our port in families). There
may be some areas of the country that you will not be able to transfer to. You
will need to check with your current Housing Authority to get help in identifying these areas.
receiving housing authority’s administrative plan will determine your occupancy standards, or bedroom size, and their
fair market rent or payment standard will apply. (See the
attached memo detailing our current subsidy standards).
Your current Housing Authority determines how many days notice they will require for your intent to move. We
require a thirty (30) days notice. You must
also give the owner proper written notice as specified by your lease and provide your current Housing Authority
with a copy of the notice.
proper delivery of your port documents please provide the following information to your case manager:
Seminole County Housing Authority
PHA Code/HUD ID#: FL033
Port Contact: Athena Lunsford
Billing Issues: Emma Marrero
Phone Number: 407-365-3621
Fax Number: 407-359-2576
Address: 662 Academy Place
Oviedo, FL 32765
You will need to contact our office to confirm receipt of your port package and to be registered for a port
in briefing. Our briefings are normally scheduled for Thursday mornings.Because of the
limited space children are not allowed at the briefing. Our briefings
cover the essentials that you need to successfully find a unit within our jurisdiction. Once a port family has moved into a new unit we require the family to remain in our jurisdiction
for at least one year unless there are unusual circumstances, as determined by us. In some cases, we may require that
the participant and landlord agree, in writing, mutually to terminate the lease.
a participant owes money to a Housing Authority, the participant must sign a repayment agreement to pay back any
amounts owed. Any repayment agreement must be completely paid before porting
to another jurisdiction.